Definition of nomad
1 : a member of a people who have no fixed residence but move from place to place usually seasonally and within a well-defined territory For centuries nomads have shepherded goats, sheep, and cattle across the … semiarid grasslands … — Discovery
2 : an individual who roams about He lived like a nomad for a few years after college, never holding a job in one place for very long.
nomadismplay \ˈnō-ˌma-ˌdi-zəm\ noun
Examples of nomad in a Sentence
He lived like a nomad for a few years after college, never holding a job in one place for very long.
after college she became quite the nomad, backpacking through Europe with no particular destination
Recent Examples of nomad from the Web
The number of nomads had fallen by 63% from the previous decade, the same survey by the Moroccan High Commission for Planning found.
The proliferation of high-speed Internet and the affordability of laptops have combined to fuel the growing trend of digital nomads — people who rarely, if ever, set foot in an office cubicle.
By trying to escape the desert nomads are unwittingly accelerating the desertification of less arid areas, according to the group.
A party followed with musicians the Fabulous Nomads, Big Wednesday and Gunnar Gehl.
Herders, nomads and tribal villagers were living here when intrepid Westerners began visiting in the 17th century.
Most of the population were nomads before their way of life was changed by colonists.
And then there’s Tyson Fury, the British nomad who upset Klitschko in 2015 before being waylaid by mental and other issues.
Horses sacrificed by fierce nomads living in Central Asia more than 2,000 years ago have provided new insights into how people tamed the wild animals and bred them to their needs.
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Origin and Etymology of nomad
Latin nomad-, nomas member of a wandering pastoral people, from Greek, from nemein
First Known Use: 1579See Words from the same year
NOMAD Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of nomad for English Language Learners
: a member of a group of people who move from place to place instead of living in one place all the time
NOMAD Defined for Kids
Definition of nomad for Students
1 : a member of a people having no permanent home but moving from place to place usually in search of food or to graze livestock
2 : a person who moves often
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